“Like Panes of Glass” by Libby Rowe on view at SRO Photo Gallery September 19th – October 15th, 2017

Landmark Arts at the Texas Tech University School of Art presents Like Panes of Glass by Libby Rowe, the second exhibition in the 2017-2018 SRO Photo Gallery Exhibition Series. Like Panes of Glass will be on view September 19 – October 15, 2017. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

Libby Rowe, Persistence (2015), Chromogenic print face mounted to acrylic, 42 x 23 inches.

For Like Panes of Glass, Rowe explores the memorial construct of the modern family as an ideal and a reality.  The images, drawn from her family albums, represent the idealized mode of the perfect family. Framed by the shapes of domestic items, the images are positioned to conceal imperfections, manufacturing an ideal family unit.

Libby Rowe, Boy’s Best Friend (2015), Chromogenic print face mounted to acrylic, 26 x 28 inches.

Rowe is interested in breaking from traditional presentation strategies to engage viewers in a more interactive experience with the role of the photographic image.

Libby Rowe, Just Go Outside (2015), Chromogenic print face mounted to acrylic, 41 x 30 inches.

Libby Rowe received her BFA from the University of Northern Iowa and her MFA from Syracuse University. Rowe’s photographic series, Inside/Out and the installation (sub)Division were recently exhibited together at United Photo Industries in Brooklyn, New York. These works were also exhibited with Dwellings and Like Panes of Glass at Morlan Gallery in Lexington, Kentucky. Rowe resides and works in San Antonio, Texas.

The Landmark Arts SRO Photo Gallery is located in the Sub-basement of the Texas Tech School of Art Building. The Art Building is located at 3010 18th Street (near the corner of 18th Street and Flint Ave). Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Sunday 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. On weekdays, paid parking is available on the fourth floor of the Flint Avenue parking facility. Parking is free on weekends. Admission to the School of Art Galleries is free. Email srophotogallery.art@ttu.edu or visit www.srophotogallery.org for more information.

Exhibitions and speaker programs at Landmark Arts and the Texas Tech University School of Art are made possible in part with a generous grant from the Helen Jones Foundation. Additional support comes from cultural activities fees administered through the Texas Tech College of Visual & Performing Arts.

“Casa de fruta y pan” by Meg Griffiths on view at SRO Photo Gallery August 26 – September 17, 2017

Landmark Arts at the Texas Tech University School of Art presents Casa de fruta y pan by Meg Griffiths, the first exhibition in the 2017-2018 SRO Photo Gallery Exhibition Series. Casa de fruta y pan will be on view August 26 – September 17, 2017. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

Meg Griffiths, De las montañas (2014), Archival Inkjet Print, 20 x 20 inches.

For Casa de fruta y pan, Griffiths traveled to Cuba to explore domestic life at the edge of capitalism. The families she stayed with across Cuba hosted tourists in their private homes as a means of income, an activity known as the casa particular. Her intent is to push past preconceived notions of Cuba as a purely communist country, to gain a fuller and more intimate view of domestic and familial culture.

Meg Griffiths, Bounty (2014), Archival Inkjet Print, 20 x 20 inches.

These families have graciously provided a means of entrance into a personal, yet public space. It is her hope that this work engages and disturbs previously held thoughts of a country after economic collapse — adding new insight of a country of heat, love, and power to the on-going conversation of an evolving Cuba.

Meg Griffiths, Nana Isa (2013), Archival Inkjet Print, 20 x 20 inches.

Meg Griffiths received BAs from the University of Texas, in Cultural Anthropology and in English Literature. She earned her MFA in Photography from Savannah College of Art and Design. She was recently honored with the 2017 Julia Margaret Cameron Award for best series in fine art photography, selected as one of Atlanta Celebrates Photography’s “Ones2Watch”, and named one of PDN’s 30 2013 New and Emerging Photographers.

The Landmark Arts SRO Photo Gallery is located in the Sub-basement of the Texas Tech School of Art Building. The Art Building is located at 3010 18th Street (near the corner of 18th Street and Flint Ave). Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Sunday 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. On weekdays, paid parking is available on the fourth floor of the Flint Avenue parking facility. Parking is free on weekends. Admission to the School of Art Galleries is free. Email srophotogallery.art@ttu.edu or visit www.srophotogallery.org for more information.

Exhibitions and speaker programs at Landmark Arts and the Texas Tech University School of Art are made possible in part with a generous grant from the Helen Jones Foundation. Additional support comes from cultural activities fees administered through the Texas Tech College of Visual & Performing Arts.

 

2017-2018 Series Selected Artists

For Immediate Release: May 30, 2017

Texas Tech University School of Art – Landmark Arts

Texas Tech School of Art Announces 2017/2018 SRO Photo Gallery Exhibition Series

LUBBOCK – The SRO Photo Gallery of Landmark Arts at the Texas Tech University School of Art announces the list of artists who have been selected to present solo exhibitions of their photographic work at the Texas Tech School of Art SRO Photo Gallery in 2017-2018.

Yuxiang Dong (New York City, New  York) T01_[Z.32.45.37] – T04_[UN.1-7]; Peter Glendinning (East Lansing, Michigan) My Paris; Meg Griffiths (Lexington, Virginia) Casa de fruta y pan; Scott Hilton (Richardson, Texas) Project Barbatype; Stephen Marc (Tempe, Arizona) exhibition title pending; Min Park (West Lafayette, Indiana) Label Green; Betty Press (Hattiesburg, Mississippi) Finding Mississippi; Libby Rowe (San Antonio, Texas) Like Panes of Glass

Landmark Arts holds an annual national call for submissions for solo exhibitions of photographic works to be displayed in the Texas Tech School of Art SRO Photo Gallery. Faculty and graduate students of the TTU School of Art Photography Program review all submissions and choose artists to present solo exhibitions of the work. The artworks presented in the SRO Photo Gallery explore various photographic techniques and subjects. Visit www.srophotogallery.org or email srophotogallery.art@ttu.edu for more information.

Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. The Texas Tech School of Art building is located at 3010 18th Street (near the corner of 18th Street and Flint Avenue). On Mondays through Fridays, paid parking is available on the fourth floor of the Flint Avenue parking facility. Parking is free on weekends. Admission is free.

Exhibitions and speaker programs at the School of Art are supported by a generous grant from the Helen Jones Foundation of Lubbock. Additional support comes from Cultural Activities Fees administered through the J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts.

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For more information contact:

Lauren Lopez

SRO Photo Gallery Exhibitions Coordinator

(806) 742-1947

srophotogallery.art@ttu.edu

 

“Thou Art…,Will Give…” by Eric T. Kunsman on view at SRO Photo Gallery April 26th – May 21st, 2017

Landmark Arts at the Texas Tech University School of Art presents Thou Art…,Will Give… by Eric T. Kunsman, the final exhibition in the 2016 – 2017 SRO Photo Gallery Exhibition Series. Thou Art…,Will Give…will be on view April 26thMay 21st, 2017. The exhibition is free and open to the public. 

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Eric Kunsman, The Drapery (2004), Lucia Print on Edition Etching Rag, 20 x 20 x .5 inches.

Thou Art…,Will Give…introduces viewers to the now defunct Eastern State Penitentiary established by Quakers in Philadelphia, PA.

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Eric Kunsman, Solitude (2013), Lucia Print on Edition Etching Rag, 20 x 20 x .5 inches.

Combining photography with text from the Warden’s logbook, Kunsman raises questions about this altruistically motivated but ultimately disastrous experiment in criminal reform. The artist retells the story of the “desperate search of redemption” of the prisoners and their treatment.

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Eric Kunsman, “Most Deeply Hardened” (2014), Lucia Print on Edition Etching Rag, 20 x 20 x .5 inches.

Eric T. Kunsman holds an MFA in Book Arts/Printmaking from the University of the Arts (Philadelphia, PA). He is currently an Adjunct Instructor at the School of Photographic Arts & Sciences at Rochester Institute of Technology in New York. He is the founder of Booksmart Studio, a fine art digital print company and has conducted numerous digital printing seminars. Kunsman exhibits nationally.

The Landmark Arts SRO Photo Gallery is located in the Sub-basement of the Texas Tech School of Art Building. The Art Building is located at 3010 18th Street (near the corner of 18th Street and Flint Ave). Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Sunday 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. On weekdays, paid parking is available on the fourth floor of the Flint Avenue parking facility. Parking is free on weekends. Admission to the School of Art Galleries is free. Email srophotogallery.art@ttu.edu or visit www.srophotogallery.org for more information.

Exhibitions and speaker programs at Landmark Arts and the Texas Tech University School of Art are made possible in part with a generous grant from the Helen Jones Foundation. Additional support comes from cultural activities fees administered through the Texas Tech College of Visual & Performing Arts.